Remove an SXM GPU
Follow instructions in this section to remove a GPU.
About this task
Removing and installing this component requires trained technicians. Do not attempt to remove or install it without proper training.
Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.
If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rack.
A torque screwdriver is available for request if you do not have one at hand.
|Torque screwdriver type list
|PH 2 head screwdriver
|Torx 10 screwdriver
|Torx T10 screw
- Prepare your server.
- Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
- Remove the 2.5-inch drive assembly. See Remove the 2.5-inch drive cage assembly.
- Remove the network adapters. See Remove a network adapter.
- Remove the front I/O expansion board module. See Remove the front I/O expansion board module.
- Remove the retimer assembly. See Remove the retimer assembly.
- Remove the Lenovo NeptuneTM liquid-to-air (L2A) hybrid cooling module. See Remove the Lenovo Neptune(TM) liquid-to-air (L2A) hybrid cooling module.
- Remove the SXM GPU board. See Remove the SXM GPU board.
- If there is any old thermal grease on the four GPUs and the cold plates, gently clean the top of the four GPUs and the cold plates with an alcohol cleaning pad.
- Locate the GPU to be removed. Unfasten the four Philips #2 screws on the GPU, and carefully remove the GPU out of the GPU board.AttentionTighten and remove the screws with a torque screwdriver sets to the proper torque. For reference, the torque required for the screws to fully tighten/removal is 0.5±0.05 newton-meter, 4.5±0.5 pound-inch.Figure 2. Removing a GPU from the SXM GPU board
- Install protective covers to the SXM GPU board.Figure 3. Installing the protective covers